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Wow. That is… morbid.
Oh, she gave him the Varryn. Well, that explains everything!
Shoulda had protection.
Varryn = Virginity or Woodgina?
stop stop! no STOP! Splinters, STOP IT!
Just go with the grain when you are being knotty
This is an interesting branch for the conversation. Either way, Byron wasn’t weeping after last chapter’s fade.
I’m sure we’ll twig to what te varryn is eventually.
Maybe it’s some sort of kinky wood elf thing?
It’s that wood elf favour from way back. The flower chain. :)
Well, she *did* say at the time she was having trouble translating what it meant into human terms…perhaps tossing her underwear at him would have been the alternative? ;)
so i guess we can say he de-flower-ed her.
Boooo- I salute you sir/madame, but, Booooooooo
Maybe they’re the tattoos?
Oh, my picture changed! Now I’m….this guy!
no, its’ that sprig thingy she gave him earlier. before they got drunk
and this is my avatar now? I can deal with this
Can you give a page link where that happened? I don’t remember that at all.
“Here we have the subject in a murderous rampage. Be carefull whn they are in this state as they will BITE YOUR FUCKING HEAD OFF!”
So Syr’Nj is into bondage?
She’s just establishing a chain of command, that’s all.
Dammit, I wanted to say “aww, what an adorable bondaging moment”
Bonds of matrimony, perhaps?
The ol’ ball of chains, methinks
Maybe Byron’s OK with being tied down by his commitments.
Man, all the wood and chains in this scene makes me think that the creators are seriously wanting to lay down some heavy innuendo.
It’s like they say, reason goes out the door when love comes innuendo.
When are they not trying to insert as many puns/innuendos as they can?
It’s part of the charm, methinks.
…I didn’t know Syr’nj was into the kinky stuff
I love how you’re Byron cowering for this comment.
Probably picked it up from that one drunken night with Frigg.
Elf chick chains me up, and tells me, “Go crazy.” My response would NOT be, “Yeah…” XD
Thing from back in the beginning of Chapter 8. A “wood elf favor”. Best guess is it’s basically like saying “I wouldn’t mind seeing pollen from your stamen getting all up in my carpel.”
This just made my week.
Someone’s been spending too much time in Goldshire
Nowhere near as scarring as that, my good friend.
Love how you show depth/distance with the shadow in the last panel. Sharp on the closer object, blurry on the far. Nicely done.
Thank you. Glad you noticed.
I find myself thinking about that “No matter how much I beg” scene from Young Frankenstein…
“No matter what screams you may hear, do NOT open this door.”
Let me out! Let me out of here! Get me the hell out of here! What’s the matter with you people? I was joking! Don’t you know a joke when you hear one?
Well, Byron probably wouldn’t disagree is you called Syrn’j a siren.
Syr’Nj: Remember, this is for science….
Byron: *Begins to cry*
The Auld Grump
Three words… sed… a … Give! Give him a sedigive!
Syr’nj will now be voiced by an Aperture Science Voice Acting System.
side effects may include occasional weeping and a hatred for potatoes.
Awww… twue wuv.
That is A LOT of trust to put into a person. I hope neither one has reason to regret it.
I hope so to man, but given how overpowered Byron is in his berserker state i can’t help but to be filled with doubt about this all.. :/
If Syr’nj can’t get him to berserk through pure physical pain, someone is going to have to make Byron angry. And I don’t think it would be healthy for their relationship if that someone is Syr’nj. So I’m expecting that she’ll have to delegate that job to someone else. Someone like Frigg.
u mad bro?
Bigger chains…you’re going to need bigger chains.
It’s not the chains I’m worried about. It’s the wooden column.
now that’s what i’m talking about… flimsy wooden column *shivers*
Looking at the column I just can’t get out the thought that if it could talk it would be saying “Give me a hug”
I’ve experiments to run, there is research to be done, while the berserker is still alive.
Now byron has wood…pillar to keep him sturdy while he will be chained up.
Nice touch, how much ‘Dr. Queen’ Syr’Nj’s attire seems in this chapter. Emphasizes the science woman in her ;)
I cannot resist asking.
roflmao! sorry, meant “Dr. Quinn” there, me bad! XD
Is it just me, or is the central support beam that is keeping a large building from falling on your head -not- the optimal place to see how strong a berzerker can be?
I’m not sure. Given it might take him a few minutes to tear loose, you can run away while that’s happening, and if he rips free, the building colapses on him.
It seems like a perfect system with no flaws at all!
Varren reminds me of King Varian from WOW and the Varren from Mass Effect 2.
Shall we call Byron Lo’Gosh now?
“Into the Deep” combined with a camera pan to merging shadows flickering in the firelight.
Must. Resist. Sex Jokes.
Remember, we were promised tentacles earlier.
i just hope byron wont get in a mini skirt and replace his dialogue with “onii-chan!”
you don’t hope for that?
no! im a guy about as straight as a ruler.
any of the FEMALES are fair game tho
Honestly, I’m just wondering how they’re gonna get him to go ‘zerk on all of them.
They’re gonna beat it out of him
Let Frigg hit him in the groin with her mace and verbally abuse him?
They just need to get newboy to come in and drop his hat.
Whiffle bats and taunts!
AGGGHHHH not the bees! anything but the BEES!!!
“So… I don’t know how far you guys are going to have to go.”
“Well, this is just the dungeon. In the next room I’ve got a dragon.”
I saw there wasn’t a pun thread, I hope you guys ain’t mad, and that we’re still frenzy, because literally, I can’t wait to read the next rage!
The rest of us were just acting with restraint.
Is it wrong that I see 2 strips after this of exhausted party members, a battered and bloody Byron but no berserk?
I’m trying to think if it’s going to be Bandit that manages to set him off or perhaps Gravedust will manage some kind of illusion spell that shows Syr’Nj dead or the orc warrior he lost it on the first time
I believe that was a Troll chief.
Are you saying that the only way they can make him bezerk is to troll him?
Flamewars with fireballs? This ride is scary, I want off.
No wait, I have cynicism of flame resist +750 in my stash, I should equip that and be the one tossing the fireballs.
I don’t know how many of you are familiar with Avatar: The Last Airbender, but I just got through season two. There’s an episode called “The Avatar State” where some people, in the name of goodness and science, activate Aang’s avatar state and he nearly kills everything before another character gets him to chill. I’ve got visions of that happening.
In avatar, they wanted to exploit the Avatar State to fight the fire nation, here there just trying to cure it. potentially, I see a Hulk time scenario, where they try to get him to induce the berserker state without loosing control.
Specifically it was a contingent of the Earth Kingdom army and they did have good intentions but we all know what that gets you. Frankly they were just messing with forces the barely understood (a single Guru later does better than they do in a faction of the time), shown by several hilarious and ineffectual attempts to induce the Avatar State before Aang ends up telling them how he usually gets into the Avatar state, at which point they start throwing rocks at him. Giant. 10 ton. Rocks.
As for going berserk without lossing control, could be, but we saw that once in the episode where Best snapped him out of it. Still could be interesting to see and we may get more of Byron’s backstory. Im particularly curious as to whether others thought he was a monster or if he just came to the conclusion himself. I actually read a book where a young child went berserk and killed another child he was playing with…and his parents saw the rage as a gift from the gods.
Frigg might be very good at “inducing” berserker rage, though.
This seems like it could be some combination of voyeuristic, nasty and creepy. The first time it took a spear through the chest. The second time it was as much of a mental thing as the actual fight. So…exactly how much do they plan on essentially torturing him? Might that not have some other negative side effects? Now might be a good time for Byron to explain to Syr why he is what he is (if indeed he knows)…a bit of a clue might help avoid greater unpleasantries.
Now, I’m not the squeamish type but for some reason I’m thinking “yeesh”–maybe because it’s friends who intend to methodically (hey, it’s Syr’nj) harm one of their own. (I mean seriously, sweet as she is I can imagine her laying out “tools” in order of potential damage and charting this.) I guess the writing’s quite effective if I care enough to feel a little weirded out, like I’m about to wander into the opening of a fanfic I didn’t ask to read…
Syr’s approach, however, doesn’t surprise me. Maaaaany years ago I ran a scribe in Warhammer FRP whose adventure hook was that he’d been bitten by a werewolf and needed a cure. In WFRP lycanthropy is triggered by stress. After we got the medicine, the party’s trollslayer decided to test it by terrorizing him (though not in this way)…fortunately the cure had worked.
Their noses… the shadows in the last panel…
They fit together perfectly!
Panel two, Byron: “T’s just…” I didn’t see it until about my third read through, so clearly it is not a glaring typo.
Not sure it’s a typo at all. ‘T’s just spellin’ it as he pronounc’d it.
I guess it’s the next day from the last time we saw Byron and Syr’ng. Which leaves us in a type 4 “Did They or Didn’t They” situation…
Like the Varren from Mass Effect? The hell is a Krogan’s pet fish-dog supposed to facilitate interspecies intimacy?
sounds like the Krogan equivalent of doggy style.
Oh I see, because Frigg has difficulty getting over the fear that Byron could lose it and kill her again, she’s not trustworthy? Dammit Byron, give the girl some respect and trust that while she is scared shitless of you, she WILL hold to her word and NOT try to kill you unless it’s self defense?
For those of you who asked when she gave him the varryn, here is the page (also, see the 2 pages before it for context)
Sticks and stones may break my bones but whips and chains excite me. :P
So throw me down and tie me up and show me that you like me :)
as far as the last time we saw byron and syr’inj goes, i immediately started thinking of a certain song by rammstein….
the chorus is BANG BANG!
I think he wanted to say Bandit too, but didn’t want to mention the whole “She’s ready to try and banish me from this country any second” bit so Syr, ’cause I’m POSITIVE hell would break loose. Heck, Frigg’s not as worse as Bandit at this point, at least Frigg has some code of honor towards her fellow party members. Thy would have been better off with… I can’t believe I’m saying this… Payet over Bandit. At least he had a sense of duty to the others under all that guff. ._. Rest in pieces good sir.
…I thought Frigg was the messiah. Why’s Byron dying for our sins?
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